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The Disney Streaming Service has a name and to the surprise of almost no one, it is Disney+, which follows the format of ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+. This direct-to-consumer over-the-top platform will deliver Disney content, which includes popular Disney films as well as its family friendly other titles like Star Wars, Marvel, and surely some of the new content from 21st Century Fox (like National Geographic).
Disney already has a number of original series and movies in production that will skip television and theatrical distribution and go right to the streaming service. We’ve been keeping our eyes on The Mandelorian, which will be the first Star Wars series for Disney+, but today we learned a second series is in development.
The series will follow the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Diego Luna will reprise the role of Andor, which he originated in the 2016 film.
“Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. A release date for the series will be announced at a later date.
Disney+ is also assembling a live-action series centered around a fan-favorite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iger today confirmed that Marvel Studios is developing a series based on Loki, the god of mischief, to star Tom Hiddleston.
There was some confusion about the potential name for the service when a app icon for the Play Disney Parks app was confused for a leak of the streaming service. There’s also a bit of confusion about the name Disney+ since the ‘+’ symbol cannot be used in a domain or URL. It’s also a search operator, which means you can’t use it when searching on Google or even within many Disney owned apps. Looks like for those purposes, it will be spelled out as Disney Plus.
Disney+ is expected to debut in 2019 with a price Disney CEO Bob Iger promises will be reasonable. Visit DisneyPlus.com to register your email and be kept up to date on the service.
The holiday season at Disneyland kicks off today and unforgettable entertainment, special attractions, festive decor, and holiday dining and shopping awaits you on your next visit. While you’re at the park you’ll be able to celebrate your favorite holiday traditions and make new memories as the park combines holiday merriment with Disney’s own blend of magic to create wondrous experiences.
Finally, more than 150 new holiday themed items are available for shoppers at Disneyland’s many stores. Don’t miss the new ‘ugly sweater’-themed apparel and headwear.
Will you be visiting Disneyland to enjoy some holiday fun at the most Magical Place on Earth?
Magic Kingdom Live Castle Lighting – #DisneyParksLIVE to Stream the First Castle Lighting During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on November 8
We’re happy to share with all of you that the Disney Parks Blog will officially kick off the holiday season by streaming this year’s first “A Frozen Holiday Wish” castle lighting during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, live from Magic Kingdom Park, right here on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:10 p.m. EST.
Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:10 p.m. EST
In the park’s nightly castle lighting show, “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” royal sisters Anna and Elsa join their friends Olaf and Kristoff for some holiday fun. Queen Elsa decides to use her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom by transforming Cinderella Castle into a shimmering ice palace, perfect for the holiday season. Trust me, this must-see show will give you chills!
During our broadcast, we’d love to share some of your best Disney holiday vacation photos. Share them with us now on Twitter with the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE.
To tune in, simply bookmark this page or visit the Disney Parks Blog at 6:10 p.m. EST, on Nov. 8. The live stream will be at the top of the site.
Disclaimer: This Magic Kingdom Live Castle Lighting event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.
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Craig and Ryno head to Toy Story Land to try out the new seasonal holiday tarts at Woody’s LunchBox. Watch and see if the Cinnamon Cran-Apple and the Chocolate Hazelnut tart are worthy of your your holiday time at Walt Disney World. What’s your favorite holiday treat this season? Let us know in the comments below!
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The holidays at Walt Disney World are known for the extra dusting of magical theming that festoon the parks and resorts. It’s very photographic and Disney’s Photopass photographers are always there to assist you with a selfie or family portrait. At this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you’ll be able to find a few extra tidings of joy in exclusive merry photo opportunities.
This year you’ll encounter Toy Soldiers from Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, Tinker Bell, Olaf, gingerbread man, and more.
There are also ‘magic shot’ opportunities featuring holly-jolly props like Tinker Bell in the lamp located near Beast’s castle in Fantasyland.
We also love the ‘magic shot’ animated videos, which are perfect for adding to your facebook page or other social media accounts. Don’t forget to visit old saint Nick for a special animated magic shot.
For Annual Passholders its included with your pass, but day visitors can also purchase Memory Maker pass. If you’re just attending the party, purchase Memory Maker One Day and apply the entitlement for the day you attend the party. You’ll also need the My Disney Experience app to see and download your photopass moments.
Hint: Although MVMCP, and all the fun, starts at 7pm, remember your ticket gets you in at 4pm.
We hope you find plenty of holiday joy at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
(Photos courtesy Disney)
The 7,000 sq. ft. family-friendly eatery will house Downtown Disney District’s first-ever on-site brewery, tasting room, kitchen and outdoor beer garden. The high-quality, award-winning beers complement its extensive selection of local, sustainable and seasonal fare – salads, small plates, flatbreads and entrees. The menu will feature its most popular dishes, such as Baja-style fish tacos and a house-made pretzel with a beer mustard, along with items exclusive to the Downtown Disney District location. Entrees can be paired with specialty beers from the extensive beer portfolio. In addition, gluten-free options, vegetarian dishes and a children’s menu will be available.
We recently visited the experts at Ballast Point in their San Diego headquarters to learn more about the art and science of their craft, as well as its quintessential Southern Californian cuisine. Take a look at what’s in store for guests of Downtown Disney District!
It’s an exciting time at the Downtown Disney District. The promenade continues to transform with the recent opening of Salt & Straw scoop shop, the newly-renovated upper level of Naples Ristorante e Bar and the reimagination of the World of Disney flagship store!
Seven kids. Seven different answers. That’s what we found when we asked some of our young guests what they loved most about their Disney cruise.
There’s a ton to love about being on a Disney ship and visiting our private island, Castaway Cay, so it’s no surprise that no two answers were the same. But what these kids did have in common is that they like to have FUN! Fun with Disney, fun at sea and fun on the sand!
Take a look at this video to hear what they had to say about their vacation. If you’ve been on a Disney cruise with your kids, ask them to chime in with their favorite things and tell us in the comments.
This weekend, more than 100 Disney VoluntEARS laced up their shoes to support City of Hope at this year’s Walk for Hope 2K/5K, raising funds and spirits in the fight against women’s cancers. Disney has a strong legacy of supporting hospitals like City of Hope, providing financial support, hospital visits from our characters, VoluntEARS support, and more. This year, our support took on a whole new dimension, as Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek had the honor of serving as Chair of the Walk for Hope.
“We all know someone who has been impacted by cancer—and some of us are fortunate enough to have had City of Hope in our family’s corner during that fight,” said Bob. “City of Hope saves lives, brings people together, and gives hope to thousands, and I was thrilled by the opportunity to support them in this meaningful way.”
Supporting the communities we call home is a top priority—and we are committed to building on Walt Disney’s legacy. Disney VoluntEARS have provided more than 10 million hours of volunteer service worldwide since the program began 35 years ago at Disneyland Resort, and continue to find new ways to impact families and communities.
“My family has been impacted by cancer, and research hospitals like City of Hope give women the edge they need to keep fighting,” said Shelby Grasser, Team Disney VoluntEARS Captain. “I’m proud to join Disney and our amazing VoluntEARS team to support and raise funds for this critical research.”
“Supporting City of Hope with more than 100 Disney VoluntEARS from across the company was an incredible experience,” said Bob. “I am constantly amazed—but never surprised—by the giving spirit of our Cast Members, and today was no exception.”
Check out the below video recap of the day to see our VoluntEARS in action!
In today’s Disney Doodle, artist Ashley Taylor imagines what Princess Tiana and her bestie, Lottie, would do if they had the chance to visit Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa during this time of year, right when the resort’s beloved gingerbread house appears.
“Tiana is always cooking and baking,” Ashley said. “It’s easy to imagine her and Lottie baking the delicious gingerbread treats for the Grand Floridian’s life size gingerbread house!”